I would have thought
most people understand, that if you get seriously in debt, or any debt really, then the money you spend servicing the debt, comes out of your nett income.
In other words, you have less to live on, than you had before you took the debt on.
Therefore, you cannot pay for as much as you could, prior to getting into debt.
I would have thought, everyone understands that cut backs have to be made.
Still, the police, like everyone else who gets a cut, doesn't like it, when it's them personally.
What makes me laugh with the police is, and please let's not go into an argument about the 80's again, I can't be arsed.
But it has been shown that when a group of people start using violence to try to keep government cash, (tax payer cash), flowing into their pockets, the police can see reason.
But now, when the tax payer is taxed out, and can't pay extra to service the debt AND keep services up, the police think they're a special case (like everyone else living off the tax payer), and the taxpayer should cough up more, to maintain the police's standard of living.
They have no problem with anyone else's money supply being reduced of course. After all, everyone can see cut backs have to be made.
That said, the most glaringly obvious things to stop paying for, long before cutting back on the police, the government doesn't even mention.